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Awesome Astronomy 1:00 pm
Awesome Astronomy @ Discovery Center at Oakwoods Nature Preserve
Jun 2 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Registration has begun for the Hancock Park District astronomy camp. On Friday, June 2, “Awesome Astronomy” will be the subject for a 1-4 p.m. event in the Discovery Center at Oakwoods Nature Preserve. The program is for 13- to 15-year-old teens. Registration is $15 per child, and must be made by 1 p.m. May 31. A medical form is required and available online: hancockparks.com or at the park district office. The program will be held with a minimum of six and maximum of 20 participants.
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Growing Green Thumbs: Fruits 10:00 am
Growing Green Thumbs: Fruits @ McKinnis House Garden in Litzenberg Memorial Woods
Jun 3 @ 10:00 am
A program for youth about fruits in the garden will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at McKinnis House garden in Litzenberg Memorial Woods. The program is part of the Hancock Park District’s “Growing Green Thumbs” series. A presentation will cover the fruits growing in the garden and how the family will use them, and then weeding of the garden. The program is for 4- to 18-year-old youth. Individuals under 15 years old must be accompanied by an adult. Participants should bring work gloves. The program is free, but registration is required by 1 p.m. Friday. The program will be held with a minimum of six and a maximum of 20 individuals.
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Sojourner Quartet 6:00 pm
Sojourner Quartet @ Upper Room Church of God
Jun 4 @ 6:00 pm
Sojourner Quartet is a Findlay-based southern gospel four-part male quartet that began in 1991 as a contemporary Christian group playing their own instruments and writing many of their own songs. The group members’ mission is to glorify God and Jesus Christ to as many people as possible, regardless of denomination, through their music and personal testimony. Members are Isaac Steinhour (tenor and Findlay High School graduate), Mark May (Findlay native, baritone and member since 1992), Larry Counterman (bass and Indiana resident), and Jeff McGlade (lead and Findlay resident since 1984).
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First Step Slice of Life Garden Party 3:00 pm
First Step Slice of Life Garden Party @ My Own Backyard Herbs and Flowers
Jun 5 @ 3:00 pm
First Step Healthy Family Resource Center will offer a garden party and victory garden tea this month as part of its Women’s Enrichment Series. A Slice of Life garden party will be held at 3 p.m. Monday at My Own Backyard Herbs and Flowers, 8981 U.S. 224 West. Owner Ann Boyd will talk about the herbs of Italian cuisine, each containing nutrients and phytochemicals that can improve mood and health. The cost of the workshop is $18. For reservations, call 419-422-5594.
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Bird Study Merit Badge Class 9:00 am
Bird Study Merit Badge Class @ Discovery Center at Oakwoods Nature Preserve
Jun 8 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
A three-session bird study merit badge for Boy Scouts will be held from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. June 8, June 15 and June 29 in the Discovery Center at Oakwoods Nature Preserve. The program, presented by an approved merit badge counselor, will include the parts of the bird, binocular use, how to use a field guide, identification of bird calls and in-field bird observation. Participants are required to be a registered Boy Scout. The program is free, but registration is required by 4:30 p.m. Tuesday. A medical form is required and available online at hancockparks.com or at the park district office, 1424 E. Main Cross St. The program will be held with a minimum of two and a maximum of 15 individuals.
Findlay Fishing Club Free Fishing Day 4:00 pm
Findlay Fishing Club Free Fishing Day @ Findlay Fishing Club
Jun 8 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
The Findlay Fishing Club will host a free catch-and-release fishing day for area veterans from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at the club, located at 11536 Township Road 67, Findlay.
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Adventure Day Camp 9:00 am
Adventure Day Camp @ Riverbend Recreation Area - Shelter 3
Jun 9 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Hancock Park District staff will host an “Adventure Day Camp” about art in nature from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday in Shelter 3 at Riverbend Recreation Area. In the morning, participants will make a nature craft and explore the park. In the afternoon, Awakening Minds Art staff will present a program about watercolor painting of a nature scene. Snacks will be provided, and participants should bring a sack lunch and a reusable water bottle. The program is for 13- to 15-year-olds. Register, with $20 per participant, by 4 p.m. Wednesday. A medical form is required and available online at hancockparks.com or at the park district office, 1424 E. Main Cross St. The program will be held with a minimum of six and a maximum of 20 participants.
Rally in the Alley 5:00 pm
Rally in the Alley
Jun 9 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
The Rally in the Alley outdoor musical event series marks its 25th anniversary. The public is invited to enjoy music and food free of charge in downtown Findlay’s Latham Courtyard on the 500 block of South Main Street. The events run Fridays from 5 to 8 p.m. This summer’s schedule is as follows: June 9: Willful Blindness; food provided by Shirley’s Gourmet Popcorn Company June 16: The Reunion Band; food provided by Legends Steakhouse & Sports Bar June 23: The Athen Ry; food provided by Jimmy John’s July 7: The Hipnotix; food provided by Hot Head Burrito July 14: Big Red Deluxe; food provided by City Barbecue July 21: Reese Dailey Band; food provided by Fern Cafe will provide food. July 28: High Impact; food provided by Domino’s Aug. 4: Jeff Tucker Band; food provided by The Greek Garden Aug. 11: Loose Cannons Band featuring Kahuna’s All-Star Band; food provided by City Barbecue Aug. 18: Tongue ‘n Groove; food provided by Hot Head Burrito
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Leipsic Garden Tour 10:00 am
Leipsic Garden Tour @ Main Street, Leipsic
Jun 10 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
The Putnam County Master Gardeners will host a garden tour from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 10 featuring four gardens on Main Street in Leipsic. The group has teamed up with the Village of Leipsic and the Leipsic Chamber of Commerce to offer a day full of art, education, shopping and food. Visitors may register at Do It Best Village Hardware (west end) or The Meadows of Leipsic (east end) to receive $5 in chamber bucks, a map and brochure, and shuttle service for the day. Free parking will be available at both of these locations. Included in the tour will be: Jim and Ann Russell (134 W. Main St.), a combination of annual and perennial plants with an extensive display of women’s hats and antiques; Pat and Ingrid Agner (610 E. Main St.), a relaxing garden full of color and peaceful sounds; Donna Gallaway (787 E. Main St.), a garden bursting with color with many gnomes hiding among the plants; and Sue Christman (805 E. Main St.), a cottage-style home complete with Boston ivy, a pergola, pool, and a hidden patio area. Numerous garden-related demonstrations and educational opportunities will be available that day, along with musical entertainment by Rudy Lomeli from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the downtown area.
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Full Sound Chamber Group 4:00 pm
Full Sound Chamber Group @ Trinity Episcopal Church
Jun 11 @ 4:00 pm
The Full Sound Chamber Group will bring its string sounds back to Findlay for a free concert at Trinity Episcopal Church, 128 W. Hardin St., at 4 p.m. Sunday, June 11. The program, “Music for Strings and Keyboard: a varied selection of yesteryear’s masterworks,” will feature a tuneful baroque selection by Wassenaer; a rendition of the ragtime favorite “Maple Leaf Rag” by Scott Joplin; and other songs by Schmeidler and Glinka. The Full Sound Chamber Group consists of five brothers: Shalem Loritsch, violin; Chesed Loritsch, violin; Chayah Loritsch, viola and piano; Racham Loritsch, cello; Tsidqah Loritsch, double-bass and piano. The group has been performing together for six years, and all of the brothers perform in the Ohio Northern University Symphony Orchestra and the Central Ohio Symphony Orchestra in Delaware. For more information, reach Catherine Loritsch at 937-844-1300 or by email at schedule@fullsoundchambergroup.com; or visit www.fullsoundchambergroup.com.
Fostoria Community Band 7:30 pm
Fostoria Community Band @ Hedges-Boyer Park
Jun 11 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
The Fostoria Community Band will present four outdoor concerts in June. The schedule includes: June 11, Hedges-Boyer Park, Tiffin, 7:30 p.m.; June 14, Findlay’s Riverside Park, 7 p.m.; June 25, Foundation Park, Fostoria, 7:30 p.m.; and June 28, Spiegel Grove, Fremont, 7 p.m. The band is comprised of 45 musicians from Fostoria and the surrounding area. Much of the concert will depict the American spirit and will also include movie music, patriotic tunes and marches. A tuba ensemble from the band will also play several songs.
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Plant Swap 6:00 pm
Plant Swap @ Putnam County District Library -- Continental Branch
Jun 12 @ 6:00 pm
A plant swap will be held at 6 p.m. Monday at the Putnam County District Library’s Continental branch. All garden enthusiasts are encouraged to bring plants to exchange. Participants will also learn about flowers and plants in the area.
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Bird Study Merit Badge Class 9:00 am
Bird Study Merit Badge Class @ Discovery Center at Oakwoods Nature Preserve
Jun 15 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
A three-session bird study merit badge for Boy Scouts will be held from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. June 8, June 15 and June 29 in the Discovery Center at Oakwoods Nature Preserve. The program, presented by an approved merit badge counselor, will include the parts of the bird, binocular use, how to use a field guide, identification of bird calls and in-field bird observation. Participants are required to be a registered Boy Scout. The program is free, but registration is required by 4:30 p.m. Tuesday. A medical form is required and available online at hancockparks.com or at the park district office, 1424 E. Main Cross St. The program will be held with a minimum of two and a maximum of 15 individuals.
Sophie the Pig at Bluffton Public Library 6:00 pm
Sophie the Pig at Bluffton Public Library @ Bluffton Public Library
Jun 15 @ 6:00 pm
Visitors to the Bluffton Public Library will get a chance to meet Sophie the Pig from the Quarry Farm at 6 p.m. June 15. Participants will learn how to make their yard a wildlife habitat, as well as create a walking stick. Call the library at 419-358-5016 by June 9 to register.
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Rally in the Alley 5:00 pm
Rally in the Alley
Jun 16 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
The Rally in the Alley outdoor musical event series marks its 25th anniversary. The public is invited to enjoy music and food free of charge in downtown Findlay’s Latham Courtyard on the 500 block of South Main Street. The events run Fridays from 5 to 8 p.m. This summer’s schedule is as follows: June 9: Willful Blindness; food provided by Shirley’s Gourmet Popcorn Company June 16: The Reunion Band; food provided by Legends Steakhouse & Sports Bar June 23: The Athen Ry; food provided by Jimmy John’s July 7: The Hipnotix; food provided by Hot Head Burrito July 14: Big Red Deluxe; food provided by City Barbecue July 21: Reese Dailey Band; food provided by Fern Cafe will provide food. July 28: High Impact; food provided by Domino’s Aug. 4: Jeff Tucker Band; food provided by The Greek Garden Aug. 11: Loose Cannons Band featuring Kahuna’s All-Star Band; food provided by City Barbecue Aug. 18: Tongue ‘n Groove; food provided by Hot Head Burrito
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Fifth Third Bank Courtyard Concert Series 11:30 am
Fifth Third Bank Courtyard Concert Series @ Latham Courtyard
Jun 20 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
The Arts Partnership is giving Findlay the opportunity to take Tuesday lunches outside in the summer with Fifth Third Bank’s Courtyard Concert Series. Courtyard Concerts are held from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesdays from June 20 through Aug. 15 in Latham Courtyard located at 510 S. Main St. Local musicians are paired with a local restaurant which offers lunch options. Concert admission is free, food prices are often $7 but may vary with the vendor. There will be no July 4 concert in observance of the holiday. The Courtyard Concert Series is sponsored by Fifth Third Bank, Spectrum Eye Care, The Courier, WKXA, WFIN, 106.3 The Fox, Flag City Title Agency, Hancock County Convention and Visitors Bureau, Heck Rentals, Ohio Arts Council and Dean Sound. Scheduled performances include: June 20: The Two of Us, food by AJ’s Heavenly Pizza June 27: Eric Sowers, food by Cedar Valley July 11: Scott Parnell, food by Stix Restaurant July 18: The 732 Electric Duo, food by The Wine Merchant July 25: Findlay High School Pantasia, food by Bistro on Main Aug. 1: James Adkins, food by Main Street Deli Aug. 8: Ryan Parker, food by We Serve. Coffee Aug. 15: Scott Duress and Sean Farmer, food by The Gathering
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Matthew Ball 11:00 am
Matthew Ball @ Ada Community Health Professionals Building
Jun 22 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Ada Public Library welcomes pianist Matthew Ball, also known as the Motor City Boogie Woogie Kid. The attorney turned musician has more than 3.8 million YouTube views and boasts a repertoire that spans symphony, jazz and blues. His family friendly program features acrobatic piano favorites like “In the Mood,” “Glory of Love,” “Basin Street Blues,” “The Entertainer,” “Ain’t Misbehavin'” and “Bumble Boogie.”
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Rally in the Alley 5:00 pm
Rally in the Alley
Jun 23 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
The Rally in the Alley outdoor musical event series marks its 25th anniversary. The public is invited to enjoy music and food free of charge in downtown Findlay’s Latham Courtyard on the 500 block of South Main Street. The events run Fridays from 5 to 8 p.m. This summer’s schedule is as follows: June 9: Willful Blindness; food provided by Shirley’s Gourmet Popcorn Company June 16: The Reunion Band; food provided by Legends Steakhouse & Sports Bar June 23: The Athen Ry; food provided by Jimmy John’s July 7: The Hipnotix; food provided by Hot Head Burrito July 14: Big Red Deluxe; food provided by City Barbecue July 21: Reese Dailey Band; food provided by Fern Cafe will provide food. July 28: High Impact; food provided by Domino’s Aug. 4: Jeff Tucker Band; food provided by The Greek Garden Aug. 11: Loose Cannons Band featuring Kahuna’s All-Star Band; food provided by City Barbecue Aug. 18: Tongue ‘n Groove; food provided by Hot Head Burrito
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Hancock Park District Plein Air Paint-Out 9:00 am
Hancock Park District Plein Air Paint-Out @ Litzenberg Memorial Woods
Jun 24 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Artists are invited to head outside and get inspired by nature at the fourth annual Hancock Park District Plein Air Paint-Out on Saturday, June 24, at Litzenberg Memorial Woods, 6100 U.S. 224. Adult artists working in all media are welcome to join outdoor (“en plein air” in French) artists for a day of painting at the McKinnis farmstead as well as the woods and prairie areas of the park. Registration/check-in runs from 9 to 10 a.m. at the barn. Artists can paint their choice of 1840s farmstead, garden, prairie, woods or river bottom from 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 3 p.m. Artists will gather in the barn from 3 to 4 p.m. to share their work with other artists and park visitors. Lunch will run from noon to 1 p.m., and artists can bring their own food to eat in the barn or they can dine out. There is no registration fee for this noncompetitive event. The public is invited to view the paintings at the end of the day. In case of rain, there are several places under cover to work. For more information about Art in the Park programs, contact Sharon Hammer Baker at bakerartstudio@gmail.com or phone the park district office at 419-425-7275.
Millstream Astronomy Club: Saturn 9:00 pm
Millstream Astronomy Club: Saturn @ Riverbend Recreation Area - Shelter 5
Jun 24 @ 9:00 pm
J.T. Senghas, with the Millstream Astronomy Club, will present a program about Saturn at 9 p.m. Sunday, June 24, in Shelter 5 at Riverbend Recreation Area. After the program, there will be viewing of the planet and the nighttime sky. The family program is free and requires no registration. For more information, call the park district office at 419-425-7275.
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Conservation Biology Day Camp for Teens 9:00 am
Conservation Biology Day Camp for Teens @ Discovery Center at Oakwoods Nature Preserve
Jun 26 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
A day camp about conservation biology for teens will be held from 9 a.m. until noon Monday. Hosted by the Hancock Park District, participants should meet in the Discovery Center at Oakwoods Nature Preserve. The camp, for 13- to 15-year-olds, will include trail hikes to study invasive species, endangered species, water pollution and water quality in streams. Participants should wear clothes and shoes which can get wet and an extra set of clothes for changing afterward. Participants should bring a water bottle. Register, with $15 per participant, by 1 p.m. Friday. A medical form is required and is available online at hancockparks.com or at the park district office, 1424 E. Main Cross St. The program will be held with a minimum of six and a maximum of 20 participants. For more information, call the park district office, 419-425-7275.
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Fifth Third Bank Courtyard Concert Series 11:30 am
Fifth Third Bank Courtyard Concert Series @ Latham Courtyard
Jun 27 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
The Arts Partnership is giving Findlay the opportunity to take Tuesday lunches outside in the summer with Fifth Third Bank’s Courtyard Concert Series. Courtyard Concerts are held from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesdays from June 20 through Aug. 15 in Latham Courtyard located at 510 S. Main St. Local musicians are paired with a local restaurant which offers lunch options. Concert admission is free, food prices are often $7 but may vary with the vendor. There will be no July 4 concert in observance of the holiday. The Courtyard Concert Series is sponsored by Fifth Third Bank, Spectrum Eye Care, The Courier, WKXA, WFIN, 106.3 The Fox, Flag City Title Agency, Hancock County Convention and Visitors Bureau, Heck Rentals, Ohio Arts Council and Dean Sound. Scheduled performances include: June 20: The Two of Us, food by AJ’s Heavenly Pizza June 27: Eric Sowers, food by Cedar Valley July 11: Scott Parnell, food by Stix Restaurant July 18: The 732 Electric Duo, food by The Wine Merchant July 25: Findlay High School Pantasia, food by Bistro on Main Aug. 1: James Adkins, food by Main Street Deli Aug. 8: Ryan Parker, food by We Serve. Coffee Aug. 15: Scott Duress and Sean Farmer, food by The Gathering
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Bird Study Merit Badge Class 9:00 am
Bird Study Merit Badge Class @ Discovery Center at Oakwoods Nature Preserve
Jun 29 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
A three-session bird study merit badge for Boy Scouts will be held from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. June 8, June 15 and June 29 in the Discovery Center at Oakwoods Nature Preserve. The program, presented by an approved merit badge counselor, will include the parts of the bird, binocular use, how to use a field guide, identification of bird calls and in-field bird observation. Participants are required to be a registered Boy Scout. The program is free, but registration is required by 4:30 p.m. Tuesday. A medical form is required and available online at hancockparks.com or at the park district office, 1424 E. Main Cross St. The program will be held with a minimum of two and a maximum of 15 individuals.
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Bluffton Townhall Concert Series: Lalo Cura 7:30 pm
Bluffton Townhall Concert Series: Lalo Cura @ Bluffton Town Hall
Jun 30 @ 7:30 pm
Spanish rock band Lalo Cura from Goshen, Indiana, will perform an acoustic set for the Bluffton Townhall Concert Series this month. The concert will be held June 30, with doors opening at 6:30 p.m. and the show starting at 7:30. Donations collected will go directly toward paying the band.

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